Is there a link between caustic ingestion and the development of esophageal cancer

Is there a link between caustic ingestion and the development of esophageal cancer? 

Yes. A caustic injury to the esophagus, most commonly after lye ingestion, appears to be associated with an increased risk of developing SCC of the esophagus. A history of caustic ingestion is present in 1% to 4% of patients with esophageal cancer.

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